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Coal Can Save the Third World

The lack of access to low-cost electricity is one of the main contributors to poverty in the Third World. For those concerned about the environment, many of these countries can construct coal-fueled power plants by automatically using technology that can produce emissions that are extremely low. In addition to providing Third World populations with a source of energy to improve their lives so too can coal lift people up economically. Continue reading

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The West’s Hindered Coal Exports and Delayed Terminal Expansion

At Powder River Basin in Montana, the coal is consistently high quality allowing export to America’s strategic partners such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and helping to maintain steady supply chains. It is coal that developing nations would welcome. Yet, thanks to the environmentalist lobby, coal export terminal construction is a slow and often stop-and-go process. On the West Coast of the United States, there are currently three potential terminal sites pending approval that could otherwise export Montana and Wyoming coal to East Asia. Continue reading

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Montana’s Battle of the Titans: The Radical Environmentalists vs. the State’s Coal Future

Contrary to the charges made by these ideologically motivated environmentalists, coal exporting and transporting companies are going to great lengths to protect both their product as well as the environment. A good example of this is over the debate involving dust that blows off of coal being transported on trains. There is no incentive for coal companies to tolerate coal dust blowing off of their product, as it harms their profits. Therefore, these companies have begun to take new and effective measures to reduce the loss of dust. Continue reading

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